Your Next Step

Last month I talked about creating powerful intentions. This month I want to build on that. Whether your goals are clearly mapped out or you have a vague idea of what you want, one of the most important things to do is to take a small step in that direction every day. Sometimes we can be overwhelmed by all of the things we need to do to make progress, so much so that we don’t know where to start. Other times we can be at a standstill because we just don’t know where to start.

One of the best ways I’ve found to get motivation to move forward is to meditate. It’s been said that prayer is when we talk to God, and meditation is when God talks to us. I’ve found that connecting with myself on a soul level during meditation brings answers that lie deep within to the surface. After a meditation session, my life, purpose, goals, and steps are much clearer.

The way through the challenge is to get still and ask yourself “what is the next right move?”

-Oprah Winfrey

I’d like to encourage you to find your preferred method of meditation to practice as often as needed. There are many ways to meditate. If you’re new to meditation, it’s likely very difficult to sit down and clear your thoughts. In the beginning, I found that active meditation was the easiest way to me to start my meditation practice.  I currently receive some of my clearest answers when my body is busy and my mind is still. Here are some ideas of ways you can incorporate active meditation into your life.

  • Go for a walk with no music, phone, or distractions
  • Arts and crafts (knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, etc.)
  • Gardening
  • Yoga
  • Tending to the house (washing dishes, doing laundry, etc.)
  • Getting ready (shower, brushing your teeth, doing your hair)

If you want to take it a step further, I’d recommend automatic writing. Have something handy so when you receive an idea, message, vision or feeling you’ll be able to make a note of it. You might bring a situation to mind, toss out a question, or just be open to the answer and just write down everything you feel or hear in that moment. I’ve found the signs and confirmation for my next step often come when I least expect it. When you get it, you’ll know.

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